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The Poet

Connelly, Michael

Published by Little Brown, 1996
ISBN 10: 0316153982 / ISBN 13: 9780316153980
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Title: The Poet

Publisher: Little Brown

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Boston. 1996. Little Brown. 1st American Edition. Previous Owner's Name In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. 436 pages. January 1996. hardcover. Jacket design by Whitney Cookman. 0316153982. keywords: Mystery America Los Angeles. inventory # 26066. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Denver Post crime-beat reporter Jack McEvoy specializes in violent death. So when his homicide-detective brother kills himself, McEvoy copes in the only way he knows how: he starts work on an investigative report about police suicides. Previous Owner's Name In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 26066

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Synopsis: When his homicide-detective brother suddenly kills himself, Jack McEvoy, crime reporter for the Denver Post, undertakes an investigative report into police suicides, only to uncover a sinister pattern that leads to a devious serial cop killer called ""the Poet."" 100,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

Review: Jack McEvoy is a Denver crime reporter with the stickiest assignment of his career. His twin brother, homicide detective Sean McEvoy, was found dead in his car from a self-inflicted bullet wound to the head--an Edgar Allen Poe quote smeared on the windshield. Jack is going to write the story. The problem is that Jack doesn't believe that his brother killed himself, and the more information he uncovers, the more it looks like Sean's death was the work of a serial killer. Jack's research turns up similar cases in cities across the country, and within days, he's sucked into an intense FBI investigation of an Internet pedophile who may also be a cop killer nicknamed the Poet. It's only a matter of time before the Poet kills again, and as Jack and the FBI team struggle to stay ahead of him, the killer moves in, dangerously close.

In a break from his Harry Bosch novels--including The Concrete Blonde and The Last Coyote--Edgar-winning novelist Michael Connelly creates a new hero who is a lot greener but no less believable. The Poet will keep readers holding their breath until the very end: the characters are multilayered, the plot compelling, and the denouement a true surprise. Connelly fans will not be disappointed. --Mara Friedman

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